Make Your New Community Stick

(This post is part of our 2014 Resolve to Evolve program.)

You’ve found your tribe. Your people. (Or at least you’re on your way.) How do you make it stick?

Here are four ways to make your new tribe stay together:

  1. Stay connected. Whether through social media channels like Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, or face-to-face coffee meetings or meeting for a meal, stay connected. When we sync up our lives with others, even if it’s just checking in electronically, it helps us stay connected to one another. Connection is the life of your community.
  2. Support one another.
  3. Ask for help. It can feel awkward and vulnerable to ask for help, but being supportive of others in your community is one thing; giving others a chance to support you is vital as well. When you need help—with a project, a ride to the airport, a move—ask for it.
  4. Evaluate your tribe. Few relationships are forever, and communities change and grow as people move into new seasons of life. Don’t be afraid to take stock and evaluate whether this is still the right community for you.
Johanna Price

Johanna Price is a writer and editor living in the Twin Cities. Follow her on Twitter @johannaprice.